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Politics with Pete (12/6/18)

Lock her, him, him, & him all up


On my computer desk in the TV room I have a small pamphlet that has the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence printed inside. Being a crazy news junkie I refer to my pamphlet frequently, especially when the pundits start spouting off on TV and radio on how these two sacred documents "protect" all Americans, while demanding all Americans abide by our laws as written in our Constitution.

At 83 years young I'm still proud to brag that speeding and parking tickets are the only laws I've ever broken, as I'm sure many other proud patriotic Americans can make the same claim. 

My family and the 4 years I spent in the USAF were the most compelling influences in my life to live by the constitution and obey the law.

In 1952 our Civics class in high school had a field trip to the local jail as we were studying the law then. I volunteered to be the class representative for all the steps in incarceration. After booking I was fingerprinted, then locked in a cell while the police officer explained all the steps.

Later that day at dinner I was telling Mom, Dad, Gramps, and sisters how "cool" it was. Dad just solemnly looked at me and said, "If you ever break the law and end up in jail, you better stay there, cause you'll be safer there than if I have to come and get you". That stuck in my mind, and I never forgot it. Except for deserved spankings Dad never beat me, but just his words and looks could bring me to my knees.

Dad used to say he didn't care what path we chose, only to make sure you can walk the streets with your head held high. My family and the military led by example instilling in me that if you live your life right, it's really pretty easy to obey ALL laws, even laws you may not agree with. 

So I keep asking myself why do so many people truly believe they can't be bothered by mere mortal laws, and they are actually above the law, and laws don't apply to them. And I also ask myself why isn't our judicial system holding these "privileged" people being held accountable for breaking the laws in our Constitution.

One of my favorite stories is the year I did my yearly filing of my income taxes on-line and by myself. Due to a math error a representative from the state phoned me and informed me I owed the state of Ohio the enormous sum of $137.00.  The IRS rep explained to me the consequences I would face if I didn't remit the $137.00 I owed the state. I was actually scared, and couldn't get to my checkbook fast enough.

Has anyone from the IRS contacted Al Sharpton and informed him of his "consequences" if he didn't pay the $4 million he owes in back taxes. Al Caponne owed $125,000 in taxes, and he died in prison. Has anyone from the State Department investigated all the constitutional laws broken by Crooked Hillary's e-mails, and her unauthorized server? Has anyone investigated Obama's "donation" of $150 Billion to Iran? And let's never forget the mysterious "suicides" surrounding Crooked Hillary's whistleblowers. One "suicide" was two bullets to the back of the head, but no investigation.

I was in Cryptography in the USAF, coding and decoding classified information. In 1957 I forwarded a classified message to Headquarters, with an error in the date portion. The very next day two officers flew 60 miles to our communications center and questioned me to assure I had not intentionally committed any violation of protocol. I was questioned and investigated in less than 24 hours. Of course I was verbally reprimanded, and I deserved it.

My point in all this is that our Founding Fathers drafted our Constitution for ALL Americans, including the rich, wealthy, influential, yes,  and even members of Congress, no matter who they are or what position they hold. It should be personal for all Americans. That means each of us Americans are personally responsible to honor our Constitution and obey all the laws handed down to us. It's that simple and it really isn't that difficult. Just do it.

There should not be any tacit loopholes for anyone breaking the law. We must all have a fear of consequences if and when we break the law. So inclosing I say lock 'em up, all of 'em; Crooked Hillary, Slick Willy, Obama, Holder, Lynch, Comey, and so many more Socialist Dems that believe they are above the law.

And that's Politics with Pete for today...God bless our country and our troops.